Teaching Team

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Brian Siddhatha Ingle ND., DO., RSME

Siddhartha is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Naturopath. He is a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, a Somatic Yoga teacher, a practitioner of the Feldenkrais method, and an aqua bodyworker. He is a pioneer in the field of Somatic Education and he brought Hanna Somatics to Ireland.
For more than 30 years, Brian has been inquiring into authentic systems of self-healing, movement and personal development. He has a background in Ayurvedic Medicine, Vedic Astrology and has been based in India since 1995. His life in India started in Lucknow, in service to Sri H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji), for whom Brian was the osteopath.

Brian is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. He is the founder of the Ingle Institute for Somatic Education. Together with his team, Brian offers workshops and professional trainings all over the world, including India, Europe and Russian-speaking countries. His work takes him traveling extensively, sharing his passion for embodied movement as a vehicle to greater freedom. Brian has a great love for adventure and movement in nature, such as surf kayaking, ocean swimming and Somatic running. He is also a singer-song writer and plays a mean guitar.

Testimonials

"I have practiced various mind-body disciplines for over 40 years – yoga, tai chi and qigong. Even with these practices, I felt my body was losing its elasticity and range of motion. I believed I simply needed to come to terms with aging. After working with Brian Siddhartha Ingle, not only have I regained my former range of motion, I can move in ways that are more free and integrated than ever before. Brian showed me simple daily practices that continue to deepen that integration. Plus, if I strain a muscle or ligament, I can now heal and rebalance it myself.Brian is a deeply knowledgeable, committed and brilliant teacher. He treats his students with compassion and respect. If you have a chance to work with him, I recommend that you seize the opportunity. Your body and mind will thank you for years to come."

Stephen Josephs EdD, Executive coach and consultant. Co-author of 'Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change'

"As a fully trained Osteopath, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this work along with a great sense of humor and a very warm-hearted approach."

EmerHealth and Wellbeing Coach, Shiatsu Therapist & Yoga and Qigong TeacherDublin, Ireland

Gayatri Schriefer, BSc.Ed., RSME

Gayatri is a board member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and a registered somatic movement educator (RSME). She is a certified Hanna Somatic Educator, an Equine Hanna Somatic Educator and a graduate of The Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training in California, USA. Gayatri holds a bachelor’s degree in Education with the focus on health promotion, education and kinaesthetic learning, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in Education. She is a co-founder of Living Somatics and has brought Hanna Somatics to Sweden. Together with her team, she also introduced the work to the Russian speaking countries. Gayatri is passionate about making Somatic disciplines available to the world, and to connect and grow the global somatic community.  Gayatri is a co-host and co-creator of the yearly virtual Somatic Movement Summit, which is a collaboration between The Shift Network and Living Somatics. She now lives in Sweden and consults clients internationally, and teaches practitioner trainings and workshops in-house and online. Additionally, Gayatri has been facilitating women’s circles for 20 years and co-facilitates women’s leadership programs with Jahanavi Schriefer.
Over the course of her adult life Gayatri has travelled the world studying somatic movement and spiritual methods, including Hanna Somatics, Equine Somatics, the Feldenkrais Method®, Watsu, Body Mind Centering®, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Qi-gong, martial arts, several styles of yoga, dance, meditation, energy healing work, and Native American tracking.

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Gayatri’s mission is to offer pathways to greater self-connection, transformation and elevation in the somatic lived experience. She is a firm believer that each person is self-responsible, self-regulating and self-healing. Through her facilitations Gayatri creates a field of wholeness for aligning oneself to live in resonance with the great mystery of life.

Testimonials

“Gayatri Schriefer has been exceptionally warm, encouraging and shown unconditional positive regard through the whole of the Living Somatics Teacher Training. This is the kind of energy that makes a teacher truly unforgettable and like they've made a huge positive difference in your life. Her warmth is also matched with incredible knowledge and skill in facilitating. It's been a gift to be a part of her student group in this training.”

Charlotte Preston Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist London, UK